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Software Freedom Kosova is coming up online on 26-27 September!

Software Freedom Kosova is an annual international conference held in Kosovo organized to promote free/libre open-source software, free culture, and an open society.  Every year, SFK brings together developers and software users, artists, entrepreneurs, and leaders to collaborate, learn and share common interests in the field of open technology through a combination of lectures, training, […]

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Tech

Central Bank of Kosovo makes way for a unified POS

On December 26, 2019, the Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo approved the amendments to the “Regulation on Electronic Payment Instruments”, which enter into force on February 1, 2020. With these changes, bank customers can use their bank cards to make payments for the purchase of goods and services, through all […]

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Tech

10 years of Bitcoin, but is it over?

Halloween 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the foundations of Bitcoin, the world’s first cryptocurrency. A decade ago today, bitcoin’s mysterious founder Satoshi Nakamoto published a nine-page long academic style paper called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” The paper would go on to act as the founding text for the cryptocurrency, and lead to […]

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Business

Kosovo, the best place for starting a business in 2019

Macedonia is the top performer from Southeast Europe (SEE) in the latest Doing Business in 2019 report of the World Bank Group, released on Wednesday. Macedonia ranked 10th, and Albania is the only SEE countries which improved their rankings compared with 2018, according to data from the Doing Business 2019: A Year of Record Reforms, Rising […]

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Business

Innovative Slovenia Leads the Way for Emerging Europe

Innovation in Slovenia has increased moderately increased since 2010, enough to put the country amongst the strongest innovators in the EU, together with Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Ireland. The news comes from the EU Commission’s European Innovation Scoreboard. Overall, the innovation performance of the European Union as a whole has increased by 5.8 percentage […]

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Events

Startup Bootcamp at Dokutech by David and Zak Batstone

Visionary founder and Managing Director of Just Business, a social impact investment firm, David shares his unique model for developing successful enterprises that create an opportunity for everyone. In addition, David teaches in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at USF’s School of Management. Together with Zak Batstone who has revolutionized the shoe industry by […]

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Business

Elevator Lab Challenges: the CEE region’s largest fin-tech acceleration program

On 2 April, Raiffeisen Bank Bulgaria, the Bulgarian network bank of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), started the application phase for its local “Elevator Lab Challenge”. Bulgarian start-ups have now time until 17 June to apply with their ideas and solutions from the fields of Advanced Analytics, Corporate Banking, Investing & Trading Tech, New Branch Experience, […]

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Tech

New Viber update includes Kosovo’s country code

Back in 2016, Kosovo finally accepted its official country code +383, which would put an end to the usage of either +377 from Monaco, +386 from Slovenia or +381 from Serbia. Kosovo got the country code of its own as a result of an agreement with Serbia, which was brokered by the European Union. However, even […]

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Marketing

The top 10 most creative advertising agencies of Kosovo

Most would agree that the advertising industry of Kosovo is one of the most dynamic ones and it’s where you will find some of the most talented people. In fact, it’s all in the hands of the creative heads of the agencies to make or break a firm’s marketing campaign. In Kosovo, we’ve seen the […]

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Startups

Do Balkan start-ups, lack the ambition to grow beyond their comfort zone?

Venture Capital funds are somewhat active in the Balkans, with investments news here and there. To shed more light into the scene itself, we talked with Tatjana Zabasu, one of the Pioneers of Venture Capital in the Balkans and who serves as a Managing partner at South Central Ventures a Venture Capital Fund investing in Tech […]